Monday Mentionings: February 29

Happy Leap Day! This last week was a petty boring week, followed by a pretty busy and fun weekend!  First, Michelle has been out of town for a couple days, and I think Jasper misses her. Such as sweet boy.

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Saturday morning, Amy and I cycled together at my normal Saturday cycle class.  What a workout! We conquered the hills and raced through the sprints.

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After cycle, we attempted a run.  It was derailed by a trip and fall by yours truly about a half mile into the run.

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Shortly after our failed run attempt, I was heading to meet up with Carmen for lunch, and had to stop in the middle of College Blvd. for the geese to cross the road.  They did not use the cross walk, and did not not heed to traffic.

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So I met Carmen for lunch at Joe’s KC, MMMM good!  We caught up on life, had some delicious BBQ, and definitely have to get together again soon.

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Carmen and I also stopped at Pottery Barn, and I scored this adorable pillow for my couch! I just fell in love with it!

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After I left Carmen, I watched Race, which was a great movie about Jesse Owens’ Olympic journey in the 1930s, it was very good, and made me want to get out and run! So after I got home, I ran a few miles to make up for my trip and fall from earlier on Saturday.

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Sunday, I ran with Amy, and then we went to brunch.  Later, I had an appointment to get the tattoo on my foot touched up, as the ink near my big toe kind of peeled when it healed.  I’ve been wanting to get it fixed for several months; after a conversation with a coworker, I made an appointment with her tattoo artist, and got it all taken care of.  He touched up the entire tattoo on my foot, as well as made the colors pop more brightly.  I also got a small tattoo on my wrist “with my brave wings,” that I’ve been thinking about for a while now.  I’m very pleased at how it all turned out!

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Here’s a picture of Jasper, because I think he’s the most popular on my blog.  😛  Have a wonderful week, friends!

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Thursday Thoughts: April 23

This past week has been a busy one! Last Saturday, I drove to Atchison for a Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra class. It was an experience like I’ve never had before; I enjoyed it quite a bit. You can read more about my experience here After Yoga in Atchison, I went to Skin Illustrations Tattoo and added to the tattoo on my foot. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now, and on the drive back from Atchison I decided to see if the tattoo shop had an availability. 

I was able to get in right away, and the artist hand drew and tattooed a lotus flower on my foot to go with the Om that I got with Mom years ago. I’m really happy with how it turned out!   I’m super excited to run with the Groupies tonight. After the Rock the Parkway Half Marathon, I really came down with a bad cold and bronchitis. This week, I had an appointment with an Allergist and I will begin allergy shots next week. Because of my bronchitis and cold and allergies, I have only gone running 3 times since Rock the Parkway! I wish I could say I’ve enjoyed my little break from running, but I am aching to get back out there!    I will run the Trolley Run 4 Miler this weekend with Mom; I can’t wait to spend the weekend with her. I will use the Trolley Run to kick off my half marathon training for the Scout Strong Challenge Half Marathon and Hospital Hill Half Marathon. I’m determined to get my endurance built up!

With only a week left in my April Fitness Challenge, I’ll share my progress so far! Before any push-ups, squats, and sit ups today, I am currently at 700 of 1000 push ups, 1350 of 2000 squats, and 2300 of 3000 sit ups. How’s your Challenge coming along?